software-center-gtk3 crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in set_description(): 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc2 in position 20: ordinal not in range(128)

Bug #834312 reported by DanielFCaicedoT on 2011-08-26
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This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Kiwinote

Bug Description

i try to install google-talk for google+ and crash

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: software-center 4.1.20
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-9.14-generic 3.0.3
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-9-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Aug 25 21:36:14 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center-gtk3
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha amd64 (20110822)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center-gtk3 /home/username/Descargas/google-talkplugin_current_amd64\ (4).deb
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center-gtk3', '/home/username/Descargas/google-talkplugin_current_amd64 (4).deb']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center-gtk3 crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in set_description(): 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc2 in position 20: ordinal not in range(128)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

DanielFCaicedoT (dfcaicedo) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi! Thanks for your bug report. The bug you describe has been fixed in the branch I have linked and should be available in the next release. Please continue to report any bugs you may find in software-center. Thanks again for your help!

visibility: private → public
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Kiwinote (kiwinote)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Thanks for your fix, kiwinote! Your branch is merged to trunk now and this fix will be available soon in the next development release of Software Center.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 4.1.21

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software-center (4.1.21) oneiric; urgency=low

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * AUTHORS:
    - add credits for the new icon (LP: #834882)
  * a stash of unicode fixes to make s-c-gtk3 usable around the world
    (LP: #831865, LP: #834409, LP: #834312)
  * softwarecenter/db/update.py:
    - fix reinstall previous purchases (LP: #834984)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/availablepane.py:
    - set title for 'previous purchases' list view (LP: #833960)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/softwarepane.py:
    - fix None.copy() such that switching panes works again (LP: #834196)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/buttons.py:
    - escape application name in tiles (LP: #835876)

  [ Jacob Johan Edwards ]
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/softwarepane.py:
    - fix the spinner display when loading slow views (LP: #830682)

  [ Gabor Kelemen ]
  * po/POTFILES.in,
    po/POTFILES.skip:
    - update per latest configuration, add new gtk3 files

  [ Matthew McGowan ]
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/buttons.py :
    - resize fix for Top Rated and What's New tiles (LP: #833697)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/catview_gtk.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/containers.py:
    - disable the rendering of the checkboard pattern in the
      grid views (at request of mpt)
   * lp:~mmcg069/software-center/description-tweaks:
     - fix badly rendered package descriptions, other tweaks
       (LP: #833954)
   * lp:~mmcg069/software-center/globalpane-themeability:
     - various theming fixes (LP: #828092, LP: #830681,
       LP: #830738 and LP: #838382)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * software-center,
    software-center-gtk3,
    softwarecenter/db/update.py:
    - enable CJK support in Xapian (LP: #745243)
  * po/software-center.pot:
    - refresh .pot file
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk/widgets/thumbnail.py:
    - fix missing icon in theme to let non-gtk3 version
      launch again, also fixes all gtk unit tests
  * test/test_database.py:
    - update unit test

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/installedpane.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/appview.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/menubutton.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/oneconfviews.py,
    softwarecenter/db/appfilter.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/app.py,
    data/ui/gtk3/SoftwareCenter.ui:
    - brings back OneConf to software center gtk3 with a fresh new design
      (LP: #838623)
  * debian/control:
    - depends on latest oneconf
 -- Gary Lasker <email address hidden> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 11:55:14 -0400

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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